‘Reading Images’ workshop series at the Ashmolean Museum

This term the Ashmolean University Engagement Programme will be running a workshop series with speakers from various departments who will discuss their research in relation to an object within the museum collection. In each of the fortnightly workshops, speakers will present a 30-minute seminar paper to an interdisciplinary audience, which will be followed by an open discussion of their paper and works of art discussed.

Seminars take place in the New Douce Room at the Ashmolean Museum. For further information, please contact Emily Knight (emily.knight@trinity.ox.ac.uk) or Dr Jim Harris (jim.harris@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

We will be hearing from several researchers who work on the eighteenth century this term so hope to see some RECSO members there!

Week 3 – Wednesday 1st February, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Thinking drawing differently (with some help from Boucher and Montaigne)

Vittoria Fallanca (DPhil Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford)

Week 5 – Wednesday 15th February, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Collecting Places: John Malchair’s drawings of eighteenth-century Oxford in the context of his music collecting

Alice Little (DPhil Music, University of Oxford)

Week 7 – Wednesday 1st March, 1:00pm-2:00pm

The Palace of Art: Rossetti and Burne-Jones

Emily Carrington Freeman (MSt History of Art, University of Oxford)

Week 8 – Thursday 9th March, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Grief and the work of art as a site of emotion

Kirsten Smith (DPhil Psychology, University of Oxford) and Emily Knight (DPhil History of Art, University of Oxford)

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